Lowell Community Health Center Teen Programs will hire a part-time health educator/case manager to provide recruitment, facilitation, training, program delivery, and counseling to youth participants. Provide individual case management, counseling and support of participants and families. This position will have a focus on services to immigrant youth from the African communities; an understanding of African culture and heritage and health beliefs is highly preferred. This position also requires a background or knowledge of project coordination. This individual will work closely with the Program Director, Adolescent Health Program Coordinator and Teen Programs staff. This position is grant funded and will only be available with the award of the grant funds.
RESPONSIBILITIES included the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Serve as the primary Health Educator/Case Manager for the Teen Programs teen pregnancy prevention programming including recruitment, facilitation, training, program delivery, and counseling youth.
- Foster the development of at-risk youth from the ages of 13-18 from African backgrounds. Assist young people referred to the program.
- Assist with coordination of meetings, set agendas, mentor peer leaders to engage in meeting facilitation, coordinate follow-up.
- Attend all appropriate trainings and weekly program meetings.
- Assist program members with health care, testing and treatment referrals and educate members on these processes.
- Support participants to develop skills and knowledge necessary for positive decision-making and supportive of themselves and others.
- Provide individual case management, counseling and support of participants with support from Clinical Supervisor.
- Assist with required data collection and evaluation reporting as directed.
- Collect input from parents, teens, community residents assuring target population representation in program decision-making processes and direction of outreach and education.
- Serve as a liaison between the program and service providers.
- Provide evaluation support to the Project Director
- Reports to Adolescent Health Program Coordinator
Maintain standards that ensure quality of care in the delivery of program services and compliance with state and federal guidelines.
The individual must possess
- Community organizing skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong knowledge of prevention work, particularly sexuality education prevention.
- Bilingual in an African language and English preferred.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum two years experience in an adolescent service setting or health related position.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse cultures.
- Understanding of some African health beliefs.
SALARY & HOURS:
Subject to LCHC’s discretion; 32 hrs/wk.(with opportunity for increase in hours) Flexible nights and weekends.